Imperva

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Imperva Inc.
TypePublic
Traded as(NYSEIMPV)
IndustryIT security
Founded2002
Founder(s)Shlomo Kramer
Headquarters3400 Bridge Parkway [1] Redwood Shores, California, United States
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleShlomo Kramer (CEO)
Amichai Shulman (CTO)
Terry Schmid (CFO)
ProductsData Security, Web Application Security, Database Security, File Security, Sharepoint Security, Web Security-as-a-Service (SaaS)
RevenueIncrease $104.23 million (2012)
Employees474 (December 2012)
SubsidiariesIncapsula, Inc
Websitewww.imperva.com
 
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Imperva Inc.
TypePublic
Traded as(NYSEIMPV)
IndustryIT security
Founded2002
Founder(s)Shlomo Kramer
Headquarters3400 Bridge Parkway [1] Redwood Shores, California, United States
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleShlomo Kramer (CEO)
Amichai Shulman (CTO)
Terry Schmid (CFO)
ProductsData Security, Web Application Security, Database Security, File Security, Sharepoint Security, Web Security-as-a-Service (SaaS)
RevenueIncrease $104.23 million (2012)
Employees474 (December 2012)
SubsidiariesIncapsula, Inc
Websitewww.imperva.com

Imperva is a data security company headquartered in the United States, which provides solutions[clarification needed] for high-value business data protection and prevents sensitive data theft from hackers and malicious insiders by securing data across three main areas: databases, file systems, and web applications.

Imperva claims more than 1,500 customers with thousands of organizations protected through cloud-based deployments.[citation needed] Imperva's customers include leading enterprises, government organizations, and managed service providers.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Founded in November 2002 by Shlomo Kramer, Amichai Shulman and Mickey Boodaei, Imperva delivers a security platform[clarification needed] that offers real-time and automated protection against data loss and theft.

The company’s key innovation was the development of the data security and compliance solution, SecureSphere—an appliance that protects web applications from online attacks, secures business-critical databases and files, and mitigates vulnerabilities across all areas of data.

Imperva has received a total of $53.7M in venture capital funding, including over $20M in its Series D round in April 2008.

Imperva’s investors include Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, USVP and Venrock.

Key milestones[edit]

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2002

Focus[edit]

Imperva’s belief is that an organization’s most important asset today is data—customer, financial and intellectual property, each of which need to be protected from insiders and hackers. To protect data, Imperva claims to have built a data security suite to protect both structured and unstructured data:

Imperva has published a detailed company mission overview.

Data security[edit]

Imperva’s currently sells SecureSphere, an appliance and has three main components: Web application firewalls, Database activity monitoring, and File Activity Monitoring.

Database security[edit]

Imperva’s Database security solutions secure sensitive data stored in databases against compromises of their confidentiality, integrity and availability by providing full visibility into data usage, vulnerabilities and access rights to security, audit and risk professionals. The company enables customers to optimize the deployment by combining remote assessment scans, agent-based monitoring and network activity monitoring.

File security[edit]

Imperva’s File Security solutions protect sensitive files on file servers, storage devices, and content repositories, as well as provide full visibility into data ownership, usage and access rights, which according to Gartner’s Neil MacDonald is crucial to improving file data security.[8]

Web application security[edit]

Web application security draws on the principles of application security but applies them specifically to Internet and Web systems. By continuously adapting to evolving threats and mitigating the risk of data breaches, Imperva’s Web application security solutions protect web applications from cyber attacks predominantly through web application firewalls.

ADC[edit]

Imperva has a dedicated research team, the Application Defense Center (ADC) that actively researches current threats and hacker trends. Notably, the ADC launched a Hacker Intelligence Initiative that has helped illuminate hacker activity and organization. They have contributed a lot to helping understand hacker technology and activities:

Passwords:[9]
• Anatomy of SQL injections:[10]
• Search Engine Poisoning:[11]
Operation Payback:[12]
LulzSec:[13]
• Automated web attacks:[14]
The ADC helps drive Imperva’s blog which features technical and nontechnical security discussions.

Industry recognition[edit]

2010

  • Named the Wall Street Journal’s “Next Big Thing”. Ranked tenth out of 50, and the highest ranked security vendor.[15]
  • Named a leader in Forrester’s Wave on Database Activity Monitoring.[16]
  • Named the top vendor for WAF in Japan.[17]
  • Awarded 2010 Everything Channel Partner Program Guide and Five-Star Partner Rating
  • Introduced ThreatRadar To Mitigate Automated, Industrialized Cyber Attacks
  • InfoSecurity magazine names Imperva’s WAF product of the year.
  • SC Magazine names SecureSphere as a runner up product of the year.
  • SC Magazine Australia names SecureSphere as product of the year.

2009

  • Named One of 50 Hottest Companies for 2009 in TiEcon Competition
  • SecureSphere Achieves Common Criteria Certification
  • Finalist in SC Awards 2009 SecureSphere Best Web Application Security Solution
  • ICSA Labs certified Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall

2008

  • 2008 Editor's Best Award from SQL Server Magazine
  • Techworld names SecureSphere a winner for Network Application Product of the Year
  • Shlomo Kramer Named CEO of the Year by SC Magazine
  • Information Security Magazine "Imperva presented the strongest all-around (WAF) offering"
  • Finalist in for SC Magazine Excellence Award - Best Enterprise Security Solution
  • RSA Secured® Partner Program Certification

2007

  • Red Herring 100 Global Award
  • Editor's Choice Award from InformationWeek Magazine
  • Red Herring 100 Award—One of the top private companies in North America
  • 2007 Readers' Choice Award from Information Security Magazine
  • Finalist in the SC Magazine Awards 2007 Europe Best Security Solution for Healthcare
  • One of the 25 Best Security Innovations for 2007 by Financial IT Security Magazine

2006

  • InfoWorld CTO 25 List name Amichai Shulman
  • Editor's Choice for Web Application Firewall by Network Computing
  • eWeek Excellence Award
  • Shlomo Kramer - Top 20 People Who Changed the Network Industry by Network World
  • Most Innovative at the invitation-only RSA Conference 2006 Innovation Station Showdown
  • Security Company to Watch by Red Herring Magazine

2005

  • Yankee Group Names Imperva "Market Leader" in Web Application Firewalls
  • CRN gives Imperva SecureSphere Database Security Gateway 5-Star Recommendation
  • Finalist for Red Herring Top 100 Private Companies
  • Finalist for Software Newcomer of the Year 2005 "CODiE" Awards
  • Imperva Delivers First True Gigabit Application Firewall Solution

2004

  • CRN gives Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall 5-Star Recommendation
  • InfoWorld Product Review gives Imperva the Highest Score in Application Security
  • Imperva™ Unveils SecureSphere Web Application Security Appliances
  • WebCohort, Inc. Changes Company Name to Imperva, Inc.

Partners[edit]

Selected customers[edit]

Key customers Imperva has cited include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact US". Imperva. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  2. ^ "Database Auditing and Real-time Protection". 
  3. ^ "Company Outline: WAF". 
  4. ^ incapsula.com
  5. ^ Vance, Ashlee (January 21, 2010). "If Your Password Is 123456, Just Make It HackMe". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ "2010 Verizon Data Breach Report". 
  7. ^ "2008 Verizon Data Breach Report". 
  8. ^ MacDonald, Neil. "Why Does Identifying Data Owners Have To Be So Hard". 
  9. ^ Vance, Ashlee (2010-1-20). "If Your Password Is 123456, Just Make It HackMe". The New York Times. 
  10. ^ Rachwald, Rob (2011-05-30). "PBS Breached - How Hackers Probably Did It". 
  11. ^ Jacob, Marc (6/2011). "Imperva Releases Details of How SEP Works". 
  12. ^ Cohen, Noam (12/9/2010). "Web Attackers Find a Cause in WikiLeaks". The New York Times. 
  13. ^ Acohido, Byron (2011-06-26). "Governments, Businesses, People Caught in Hacker Crossfire". USA Today. 
  14. ^ Steinberg, Scott (2011-07-27). "Hackers Attack Web Apps Once Every Two Minutes". 
  15. ^ "Wall Street Journal's "Next Big Thing" List 2010". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Database Auditing and Real-time Protection". 
  17. ^ [1]

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